There are many events going on this weekend, so make the most of your time in Liverpool City Centre! Most of these events are FREE but booking may be required. Details below.
15 – 21 October:
Deimantas Narkevicius – Ausgetraumt – Film screening at FACT. A small group of young Lithuanian boys who have just started a band, are interspersed with shots of their wintertime surroundings in Vilnius. Pop or rock music has never been fully developed in Lithuania as a means of self expression, and no one Lithuanian pop musician has reached international acclaim. Narkevicius films these young idealists and their international ambitions, asking them questions about their vision of the future, their reflections on the political situation and the generally unsatisfying cultural environment.
Shang-Pool Arcadia – A collaborative research project between Shanghai and Liverpool John Moores Universities. Using virtual and mixed realities, it explores the notion of the idyll and green spaces within the city as places of recreation, contemplation, nourishment and meeting places. The research will also seek to align itself with Liverpool Biennial’s projects in areas of urban regeneration in Merseyside and consider similar projects in Shanghai. Contact the Bluecoat for more details.
16 – 17 October:
Screenings of Karl-Heinz Klopf’s new film – They – Saturday 12-5pm on the hour, Sunday 12-3pm on the hour. Enjoy Karl-Heinz’s journeys in North Liverpool – what makes a community? FREE no booking required – in the Contemporary Urban Centre
Chapter and Verse Literature Festival – Touched Weekender – The Bluecoat’s annual Chapter & Verse literature festival features talks, readings, workshops and much more. This year it responds to the Biennial theme with a ‘Touched Weekender’, including a range of writers who revivify mind, body and soul. Much of the programme goes beyond conventional ways to experience literature, the power of the word to touch being experienced for instance through music performance, cabaret, songwriting, political commentary and debate.
Spray Paint Graphic Wolves on your Stuff - Like Carlos Amorales’s graphic wolves? Want one on your shirt/bag/skateboard/anything? Come to the Visitor Centre every Saturday and Sunday between noon and 4pm to stencil whatever you want for only £2 a person. We’ll provide fabric safe spray paint (red, black, and white) and the stencils. All you have to bring in is whatever you want a wolf head on! Any questions – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Mediator Tours | Hannah Pierce – 3:30 pm – starting point: Liverpool Biennial Visitor Centre. Click to book FREE tickets. Art Mediator tours are opportunities to see selected art works on a tour led by a trained art mediator. Each tour will reflect the personality and interests of the mediator. Hannah Pierce is a Liverpool based artist whose work focuses primarily on the establishing and developing dialogue and exchange between temporary communities. The Re:thinking Trade tour considers commissions in the 52 Renshaw Street Visitor Centre that explore alternative notions of exchange and negotiate the role of the artwork and audience, playfully applying these techniques to a traditional guided tour and discussion.
Allan Kaprow’s Happenings – Performance Saturday 16 October 4-6pm in the Visitor Centre. No booking required. Weekly performances during Liverpool Biennial 2010 (18 Sept – 28 Nov) where students from Cátedra Arte De Conducta and Tania Bruguera will reinvent Allan Kaprow‘s Happenings. For up-to-date information, join the Facebook group
Brian Catling – Cyclops – Book a free ticket at the Bluecoat. Brian Catling will respond to the Touched theme by testing the boundary between curiosity and repulsion through the manifestation of his performance persona Cyclops. Invited to overcome the uncertainties of interacting with this one-eyed spectre, audiences may observe the Cyclops roaming the streets of Liverpool pursued by the paparazzi, or peer from the balcony into his zoo-like enclosure at the Bluecoat.
Art Mediator Tours | Neil Winterburn – 3:30 pm – starting point: Liverpool Biennial Visitor Centre. Click to book FREE tickets. Art Mediator tours are opportunities to see selected art works, focusing on those in 52 Renshaw Street, on a tour led by a trained art mediator. Each tour will reflect the personality and interests of the mediator. Neil Winterburn is an artist who works with people to construct games, systems, and activities that manifest ideas, memories and emotions, in social spaces. The Open Eyed Meditation Tour will combine traditional aspects of gallery tours, with discussions and a series of playful guided meditations, that help us look at the exhibition differently.
EarlySundays Tour with Jonathon Hering and aPAtT – 10:30 – starting point: Liverpool Biennial Visitor Centre. Click to book FREE tickets. Jonathan Hering and aPAtT, Live music composers and performers will be providing a live, specially-composed soundtrack/ interpretation for their Touched tour. Using music, recordings, acting, projection, visual art and intervention, these performances are not to be repeated, and are unlike any previous a.P.A.t.T. shows.